Politics (page 982)

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    A new history book from Regnery Publishing

    Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and The Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose From the publisher: Intense political partisanship, crushing national debt, citizens losing their homes to foreclosure, and a nation in danger of separating at the seams. Sounds like America…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
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    Ponnuru cautions against focusing on the 53 percent vs. 47 percent

    As the occupiers have crowed about the 1 percent and 99 percent, some of their critics have focused on two other percentages: the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income tax and the 47 percent who don’t. Ramesh Ponnuru‘s latest National Review Online column suggests…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    Getting our mojo — and AAA bond rating — back

    Think the loss of the nation’s AAA bond rating is just a blip on the radar screen? Kevin A. Hassett offers some sobering data in the latest National Review: Of the 126 sovereign governments that S&P currently rates, only a handful have ever held…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    More cheery predictions from Mark Steyn

    In a review of Mark Steyn’s latest book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, Anthony Daniels tells National Review readers that he used to consider himself a pessimist until he encountered Steyn’s predictions of a future world of Western civilizational collapse. Among Daniels’ most compelling points is his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    Polling data on the Tea Party vs. OWS

    Is Occupy Wall Street a left-of-center version of the Tea Party? Is the Occupy movement likely to exercise a similar degree of political influence? Pollster Douglas Schoen conducted a survey on the topic and reports the results for Washington Examiner readers: What we found…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a lawsuit pitting LegalZoom against the North Carolina State Bar. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why giving Gov. Beverly Perdue more power might lead to better fiscal restraint for North Carolina’s budget.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    Krauthammer examines the president’s ‘crude ploy’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column dissects President Obama’s approach to the Keystone XL pipeline. [W]hat do you do when you say you can, but, it turns out, you can’t? Blame the other guy. Charge the Republicans with making governing impossible. Never mind that you had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
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    The Washington “shell game” continues

    If you believe that the failure of the supercommittee means the end of life as we know it, as the MSM wants us to believe, you need to read this column by George Will. Sensible people who remember the last grand budget bargain will be dry-eyed about not…
    Michael Sanera, November 18, 2011